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San Francisco Botanical Garden

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Welcome to San Francisco Botanical Garden, one of the most diverse gardens in the world. The Botanical Garden is a living museum within Golden Gate Park, offering 55 acres of both landscaped gardens and open spaces, showcasing over 8,500 different...more
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1199 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122-2370
Golden Gate Park
+1 415-661-1316
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were recommended this place by a friend and it was a great stop on our day out. The staff and docents were really friendly and interesting. There was a rare water lily in bloom and they told us a lot about it.

Thank Rob G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took a taxi to the park to go to the science museum and took a walk through the park as well. It's huge! The children's playground is neat and the central part has fountains and statues and some food carts. Some parts were a...More

1  Thank AzraelMel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were so happy to see this lovely garden. Since we were there on a Tuesday, it wasn’t crowded. The plants looked very happy. The place is divided up into sections representing plants in many parts of the world. Most beautiful were the various small...More

Thank 958LauraH
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You will not even realize you are in a city. They have gardens from all over the world. The paths lead you in and out of areas so you feel immersed in green. There is a central meadow, so you will never get really lost...More

Thank norcalgnome
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We toured both the botanical gardens and the Japanese tea garden. If you could only do one the tea garden is better, however the staff at the botanical gardens are much more polite. $9.00 per person entry fee.

1  Thank Hondasaki_cat_girl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

By chance we happened to be there on a free day. The botanical garden is very spacious and beautiful. There are 2 entrances to this place. I like to use the map so that I do not backtrack to the same site and that is...More

Thank Vivien T
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Just $9 to get in to these huge gardens with some really interesting specimens from across the world. Don’t expect glass houses in these gardens - the temperate climate does however allow for a huge range of planting from the African Cape to the Tree...More

Thank BusinessTraveller710
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Although we have visited SF many times, we had never been to this gem. Plants and trees from many places around the world-so much to see and enjoy. We will definitely return when in the area. We do suggest that people bring a picnic lunch...More

Thank jsugarma
Reviewed 14 October 2018

for those of us who have lived in SF, the garden has always been a special place. a quiet place with great beauty. helpful staff.

Thank jeffrey k
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

Wonderful botanical garden in Golden Gate Park. A place with different vegetations divided in regions and continents. A sunny day in the afternoon a walk through the park was perfect.

Thank steelriver2014
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Fay R
9 September 2018|
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Response from vir94545 | Reviewed this property |
IF you like pizza go to Pasquales on the corner of 8th and Irving. This place has been there over 50 years. I firs went there when I was around 12 and I'm 67.
11 June 2018|
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Response from jenniferbautista888 |
Can we bring food?
6 April 2018|
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Response from Peter B | Reviewed this property |
No It is all outdoors